A Brief, Artistic Introduction to Nikola Tesla

This weekend marked the 154th birthday of Nikola Tesla, the Serbian/Croatian emigre whose work on electromagnetism and electromechanical engineering contributed to the birth of commercial electricity. Especially during the past year, his name has regained a fair amount of currency, not least because there’s a very sporty electric roadster now named after him. In honor of his birthday, the clip above gives a very quick and artistic introduction to Tesla’s life and work …

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  • Dana Sumar says:

    Dear Sir,
    Herewith a copy of entry from Wikipedia that explains Tesla’s nationality.

    “Born an ethnic Serb in the village of Smiljan, Croatian Military Frontier in Austrian Empire (today’s Croatia)….”

    Your highbrow website is excellent and so should be your information.
    Best Regards,

  • Alton Anthony says:

    Thank you for promoting the real history.

  • Chris says:

    This was a nice post. I just finished reading a good book of historical fiction about Tesla, “The Invention of Everything Else” by Samantha Hunt. Check it out for a quick and interesting read: http://www.amazon.com/Invention-Everything-Else-Samantha-Hunt/dp/061880112X

  • Ivy says:

    One mistake was made when it’s said that Tesla was Croatian emigre. He never was Croatian and never lived in Croatia. He was born Serb in Austro-Hungaria, and until his death he was living one a pension given him by the Yugoslav government. So after the Austro-Hungaria there was Yugoslavia. No Croatia whatsoever. It’s important to stick to the facts.
    Best regards!

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